O. Henry Prize Stories 2008

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Laura Furman
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Nov 19, 2008 - Fiction - 400 pages
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An annual collection of the twenty best contemporary short stories selected by series editor Laura Furman from hundreds of literary magazines, The O. Henry Prize Stories 2008 is studded with extraordinary settings and characters: a teenager in survivalist Alaska, the seed keeper of a doomed Chinese village, a young woman trying to save her life in a Ukrainian internet café. Also included are the winning writers' comments on what inspired them, a short essay from each of the three eminent jurors, and an extensive resource list of literary magazines.


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Contents

I
xvi
II
3
III
15
IV
25
V
48
VI
55
VII
67
VIII
77
XV
186
XVI
201
XVII
232
XVIII
255
XIX
280
XX
293
XXI
310
XXII
319

IX
91
X
109
XI
122
XII
129
XIII
144
XIV
166
XXIII
327
XXIV
343
XXV
344
XXVI
371
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Laura Furman's work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, and other magazines. She is the founding editor of the highly regarded American Short Fiction (three time finalist for the American Magazine Award). A professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin, she teaches in the graduate James A. Michener Center for writers. She lives in Austin.


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